This week, we're talking about Peoria Players Theatre's production of "Sunset Boulevard" with director Steve Bortolotti, and with Cheri Beever, who plays Norma Desmond. The musical is adapted from the 1950 film, and tells the story of a faded silent-movie star hoping for a dramatic comeback in Hollywood. The score is by Andrew Lloyd Webber.

Beever and Bortolotti talk about the opportunity to finally bring this musical to a central Illinois audience, what the show has to say about the entertainment industry, and about the complex characters who inhabit the story.

This week’s Hidden Treasures takes us to the Foster Art Gallery at the First United Methodist Church.  Here we will find works by Sherri Burritt & Florence Gaffney.  Then traveling to the Heuser Gallery we find Painting by Michiko Itatani.

Kim Armstrong ArtsPartners Sculpture Walk

Jun 5, 2015

Preview of Downtown Peoria Sculpture Walk Opening Saturday, June 6, 2015 along Washington Street.

ArtsPartners announces new leader

Mar 13, 2015

 ArtsPartners has a new executive director. Peoria native Jennifer Gordon takes the post effective April 1, 2015.

ArtsPartners celebrates achievements

Oct 15, 2014

ArtsPartners of Central Illinois celebrated its recent accomplishments during its annual meeting Wednesday. The ‘State of the Arts’ event recognizes committee members, community groups and city officials who support arts outreach in the region. Suzette Boulais is executive director at ArtsPartners. She says the annual meeting also recognizes the successful ‘Ignite Peoria’ event held this summer: